Nominations Open For 2022 Art Music Awards

Nominations are open across a range of categories for the 2022 Art Music Awards. Nominations are open from Tuesday 1 March until Wednesday 23 March, 5PM AEDT

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) are calling on members to nominate their peers for these awards which are presented each year with the aim of honouring the music, the people, and the organisations that make up Australia’s diverse and vibrant art music landscape. The awards recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music (contemporary classical music, contemporary jazz, improvised music, experimental music and sound art).

The Awards process begins with members completing a simple online nomination submission in support of an individual or organisation. Works, events, performances, activities and other musical events that may have adapted to pandemic restrictions – eg, by live or digital performance, video/audio broadcast, or commercial release – made available for the first time in 2021 are eligible for nomination.

After nominations close, nominees will be notified to complete their submission for finalist consideration, with the awards set to take place in Melbourne in August.

Art Music Awards 2022 – Categories

Work of the Year: Choral
Work of the Year: Chamber Music
Work of the Year: Large Ensemble
Work of the Year: Dramatic
Work of the Year: Electroacoustic / Sound Art
Work of the Year: Jazz

Performance of the Year: Notated Composition
Performance of the Year: Jazz / Improvised Music
Award for Excellence in Music Education
Award for Excellence in a Regional Area
Award for Excellence in Experimental Music

Luminary Awards – National (Individual)
Luminary Awards – National (Organisation)
Luminary Awards – State/Territory Awards*
*Nominate a person/organisation in your state or territory of residence.
For more details, please consult the Rules of Nomination and Guidelines.

Nominate here
STEP 1: To nominate you need to be either:
• A member of APRA AMCOS (composer, author, songwriter or publisher member)
• A financial member of the Australian Music Centre (you can join here)
STEP 2: Provide essential information (category, name of nominee, etc.)
STEP 3: Write a short paragraph on why you’re nominating
Please note that you cannot self-nominate in any category




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